Buzz·Posted on 16 Dec 201626 Things You Already Forgot Happened In Australia In 2016Oh boy, what a year.by Jemima SkelleyBuzzFeed Staff, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Johnny Depp called Australia a beautiful island while looking dead on the inside. Facebook: BarnabyJoyceMP 2. Shapes announced the beginning of the end. Instagram: @nibsandbobs / Twitter: @Eden_Richards / Via instagram.com 3. And quickly realised what a mistake they'd made. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 4. The election felt like it went on for eight thousand years. View this post on 5. And everyone dragged Bill Shorten for eating his sausage sizzle from the middle. Clive Rose / Getty Images But guys... think about what would have happened if he'd eaten it regularly. Rbstevens / Getty Images The Photoshop-portunities are endless. 6. The Bachelor fucked us all up. Michael Lallo @Michael_Lallo Wait WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED? #royalcommsionNOW #TheBachelorAU 10:55 AM - 15 Sep 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. A tradie got a nastier surprise than those you normally find in a portaloo. dailytelegraph.com.au 8. Pauline Hanson outdid herself by live-streaming a video of her watching a documentary about herself. View this post on Facebook Facebook: video.php Your fave could never. 9. Olympian Mack Horton became China's #1 enemy. Clive Rose / Getty Images 10. Cleo and Dolly magazines both stopped releasing print editions. Dolly Cleo 11. And Allen's announced their new solo lolly would be peaches and cream, which sounds wrong but OK. Allen's 12. This mural of Kimmy K graced a wall in Melbourne. Instagram: @lushsux Don't tell Chloë Grace Moretz. 13. And then one appeared mourning the internet death of Taylor Swift. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Or Taylor Smith? 14. Which was quickly fixed. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Remember when caveman Spongebob was the meme of the minute? 15. All-day Macca's breakfast was introduced nation-wide which made hungover people everywhere rejoice (quietly). View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 16. Mamamia sold an internship for $10k and someone definitely said "I would pay $10k to never have to work at Mamamia". Ben Pobjie @benpobjie We can take comfort in the fact that the kind of person who'd pay 10 grand to intern at Mamamia is the kind of person who deserves to. 05:03 AM - 05 May 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 17. Stereosonic was cancelled for the year, and all the bros had no reason to shred. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 18. In breaking news, a woman found a 25-year-old muesli bar in her pocket. 7 News Queensland @7NewsQueensland Brisbane mother discovers muesli bar after 25 years in jacket pocket. #7News https://t.co/pGZu8s3fTN 09:31 AM - 20 Nov 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 19. HSP's became a very popular thing, and a lot of people were like, "yeah mate, we already knew". Instagram: @deadlifts_and_pizza / Via instagram.com 20. Everyone tried to do the Census, but the government didn't realise that websites crash when they get high amounts of traffic. Matthew Pattison @mattpatto45 Who'd have thunk it? #census2016 #censusfail 09:38 AM - 09 Aug 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Didn't they learn from Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit fiasco which broke Google? 21. Dami Im went to Eurovision and actually did really well even though we're definitely not part of Europe, as everyone likes to remind us. Osher Günsberg @oshergunsberg Yes! @damiandmusic through to the @SBSEurovision finals. Kaboooooom 09:03 PM - 12 May 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 22. The Australian Olympic uniforms were unveiled and made us look like posh wankers. Tim Callanan @MrTimCallanan Uniform for the St Swiggins cultural exchange and ski trip to Gstaad 2016 (horses not shown) 10:12 PM - 29 Mar 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Or a giant, walking Medicare card. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @buzzfeedoz 23. Nestlé announced these new ice creams. Everyone lost their minds, tried them once, and never bought them again. Nestle 24. Woolies sold a bunch of merchandise for Australia Day, but forgot to put Tasmania on the map. Which is understandable, tbh. Facebook: woolworths 25. Kanye West opened a pop-up shop which everyone queued for hours to get into. Instagram: @mbroidered / Via instagram.com Too bad the clothes were lime green and ugly AF. 26. Oh, and Sydney's property market remained as elusive as ever. Alice Workman @workmanalice $1.4 million for a burnt down two bedroom home, 10 minutes from Sydney's CBD. Bargain. 11:46 PM - 31 Oct 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Want more proof that Australia is like no place else on earth? Sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter!